Chick-fil-A found itself in the center of the culture wars this summer after Dan Cathy, its president and chief operating officer, made comments in news interviews that sided with traditional marriage proponents.
Supporters of gay marriage cried foul and accused the company of supporting same-sex discrimination. Moreno held up a new store in his district. Critics said the company has given to anti-gay marriage organizations through franchises and the chain’s WinShape Foundation.
Thursday, the company said it wanted to provide “context and clarity” as a result of news about the Chicago deal.
Most of the “Who We Are” statement echoes a general non-discrimination statement it issued shortly after Cathy’s remarks. It said the chain treats “every person with honor, diginity and respect — regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender … We are a restaurant company focused on food, service and hospitality; our intent is not to engage in political or social debates.”